Trailnet calls for stronger penalties for drivers who hit pedestrians | KTRS

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An organization that advocates for walkers and bicyclists in the St. Louis region is pushing for stiffer penalties for drivers who strike pedestrians.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Trailnet wants more to be done to make sober drivers more accountable. The non-profit is specifically scrutinizing the deaths of 19-year-old LaTonya Williams and her 22-year-old boyfriend, Jermaine Byrd, who were fatally struck by a car last year while walking on a St. Louis County sidewalk. The driver wasn’t charged.

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